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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-551-2000
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Description: While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still...
While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.
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Historic theater offering Broadway and off-Broadway calibre shows

Old gem in San Francisco's theater district - just be careful walking around this part of Market Street, which is still rife with panhandlers, homeless and is unfortunately a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Old gem in San Francisco's theater district - just be careful walking around this part of Market Street, which is still rife with panhandlers, homeless and is unfortunately a very high crime area. Do not park your car on the streets around here, there is a very good chance it will be broken into (as ours was a few blocks... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a classic theatre built when we were smaller people, so the seats have little leg room, less even on the balcony and mezzanine levels. It is a beautiful building otherwise to see world class and not so world class shows.

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The seats were cramped together and no place to put a coat or purse, but the acoustics were pretty good. Don't sit too far on the left or right for a good view. WE saw the Book of Mormon which was hilarious.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The musicals are great but I would pay a little and avoid the balcony seating area because the seats are not as roomy and is steeper than what is available in mezzanine or loge. The interior is.beautiful and take note of the attractive ceiling.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We saw the Book of Mormon, what a great show I would recommend this show to everyone. Two hours and half hours before the show they have a lottery to win low price tickets, we unfortunately did not win but we still able to take advantage of discounted seats. Much like all the other reviews the theater is in a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A beautiful theatre in the city, Great shows all the time. One problem though is the seating. It is very cramped and hard to get pass people. But nicely located,good parking and within walking distance of good restaurants.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Saw Book of Mormon in May 2015. The decor of the theater was awesome in and of itself. Acoustics were good. Though high in the balcony, seats were good.

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were glad to have taken BART to the show (Book of Mormon), as the station is directly in front of the theater. We arrived a bit early, and took a quick walk to the Civic Center-- but only because it was still light out, as the area is pretty sketchy. Our seats were way up in the balcony, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lousiest customer service you will find anywhere. Nobody replies to emails at all. If you're lucky enough to actually get someone to pick up the phone, they seem to be able to offer no help whatsoever. Further, they don't seem to care at all and even act annoyed that they have to be talking to you because of a mistake... More 

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Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You need to use public transportation to get to this theater. If you choose to walk, you will have to walk through a gauntlet of aggressive panhandlers, open drug use from smoking substances to injecting substances. Also, the streets and sidewalks are covered in garbage, human feces and urine.

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Address: Address: 1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-551-2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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